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Aerial Filming

We prove helicopter routine patrols for transmission and distribution lines throughout the southeast. 

With our FLIR Kelvin 350 corona camera we are able to provide you with all of you routine patrol needs.  Our technology gives us the opportunity to detect UV/corona events, IR events, provide HD video and stills, all GPS stamped as well as patrol for the following defects:

  • Structures
  • Leaning structures
  • Damaged Poles
  • Broken, slack , or corroded guy wires
  • Broken, corroded, or buried guys
  • Bent, Broken, missing members of braces and crossarms
  • Woodpecker damage
  • Bird or animal activity/nests
  • Missing aerial numbers
  • Aerial light defective
  • Damaged Conductor and Shield Wire
  • Loose or missing dampers
  • Loose or missing spacers
  • Blown or damaged lightning arrestors
  • Basketed, missing, loose, or misaligned armor rod
  • Splice defects
  • Broken or damaged bonding
3.Insulators and Hardware
  • Contaminated, broken, chipped, cracked, or flashed insulators
  • Cotter key backed out or missing
  • Pin loose, missing or damaged
  • Missing, disconnected, slipped, or misaligned hardware
4. Row
  • Encroachments (dirt piled under conductors, pools, trampolines, deer stands, etc.)
  • Vegetation concerns (dead trees, encroaching vegetation, etc.)
  • Construction activity w/in ROW

At the end of each inspection, we can provide  a comprehensive report of all of the above and more with our trained observers, whom have over 20 years of transmission and distribution experience, as well as related aviation experience.   We also can give you the entire line filmed in its entirety as well as a automated flight following track log to keep for your records.

HeloAir carries $10,000,000 in liability insurance, has an extensive safety management program and safety is never compromised at HeloAir.  With over 20 years of helicopter utility experience we are ready to go to work for you.

HeloAir, Inc • Richmond International Airport
888-FLY-HELO • 804-226-3400